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Bids: Dakota County Transportation Department

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 2:53pm

DAKOTA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

DAKOTA COUNTY,

MINNESOTA

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Empire Transportation Facility at 2800 160th Street West, Rosemount, MN until 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at which time they will be opened and read aloud for the following County project:

Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.

READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL

PROVISIONS AS THEY

AFFECT THIS PROJECT

The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders:

in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award;

in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin;

in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.

If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate.

The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors:

"It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency."

"It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3)."

A minimum goal of 3.8% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

Dakota County Project 97-81; S.P. 19-090-07, Construction of the Mississippi River Regional Trail from County State Aid Highway 26 (70th Street) in Inver Grove Heights to Richmond Street in South St. Paul for a length of 2.0 miles.

Major quantities of work on the Mississippi River Regional Trail include: 11,000 cubic yards of excavation; 6,700 cubic yards of borrow material; 2,600 cubic yards of aggregate base & shouldering; 1,800 tons of wearing course mixture; and 4.5 acres of seeding.

A contract to perform the requested work will be awarded by resolution of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The County Engineer anticipates presenting a bid tabulation and recommendation for award of the contract to the County Board at their meeting scheduled for July 7, 2009.

**DIGITAL COPIES OF THE BIDDING DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT: www.dakotacounty.us/DoingBusiness

These documents may be downloaded by selecting County Project 97-81 from the "Browse Project" page or eBidDoc# 902985 on the "Search Projects" page at QuestCDN.com.

Paper plans and specifications are also available weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM at the County Engineer's Office, 952.891.7100, 14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley MN 55124 for a nonrefundable cost of $70 if picked up or $80 if mailed.

Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or corporate surety bond, made in favor of Dakota County in an amount of at least five (5) percent of the amount bid. The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities therein.

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